A lakh a day could ride Chandni Chowk tram

Source:  indianexpress.com

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), on Monday, informed Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung that the tram line proposed as part of the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project is expected to have a ridership of 1 lakh people in a day.

In a meeting with senior officials — including the secretary of the Public Works Department (PWD) and DMRC director — Jung reviewed the progress of the project and asked them to complete the work in a time-bound manner.

The DMRC director presented a ‘Feasibility study for operation of trams on Chandni Chowk road’, which looks at decongesting the walled city. The study examined the volume of traffic, parking issues and pedestrian count in the area.

According to officials, the proposed tram line is expected to be 4.5 km long and will run in a loop around the Chandni Chowk area. It will take approximately 15 minutes to travel the entire line. The line is also expected to carry 200 passengers in two coaches. Further, trams will ply at an interval of two minutes.

The line is expected to provide integrated movement between the tram stops and Old Delhi railway station. The tram stops are expected to be at a distance of 250 mts to 0.5 km. More info

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